on blooming

Maybe it’s all this learning. Maybe it’s the writing.
I feel myself expanding, my heart, my soul, my mind.

I feel endless.

Infinity swirls through me, wrapped up in my own mortality.
There are so many things I want to do, so many things I want to embrace,
so many moments, so many people, so many words, images, stories.

She was slightly distracted by the possibilities of life.

A line from a movie I saw more than 20 years ago.
But I have always remembered it, the way it resonated,
the way it defined me.

I am made of possibility.
I have been open, I have been closed, I have been everything in between.

I have blossomed and withered and blossomed again.

I reach for the sun and sink back to the earth, both at the very same time.
I grow and I age, I age as I grow, but it is always there, this yearning,
this stretching towards the light, drinking in, opening.

Each petal peels itself back from my face.

When the last one opens, I will shine.


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  • cypress sun (amy) July 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I have a line from a movie that I’ve carried with me for more than 20 years too!

    This is so very beautiful ~ and it really resonates w/me right now because I am watching my mother go through a very difficult process of recovering from drug induced psychosis. I feel more at peace with the overwhelming desire to do so much – BECAUSE I actually can do something. My mother can not.

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  • camilla- Bloom July 15, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Stunning image , I love how you processed it Kelly…awesome.
    Beautiful and thoughtful words…I guess deep in my heart I hope I never bloom completely.

  • beth July 15, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    pure perfection….this photo…your words….stunning !

  • Theresa Huse July 15, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    This is so beautiful. I am glad you shared this. I found you via KRR flying lessons~ I will sign up and drop by again. Off to look at your shop!~Theresa

  • Carrie July 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    this is just beautiful, meditative and inspiring. i’d love to know how you created that image…it’s lovely. there are so many lines i like in this writing that i don’t know where to begin. i’ll have to let it sink in and absorb for awhile. love the line you remembered from a movie. i might have to borrow that:) thanks for sharing your talent and your depth. i have not doubt you are made of possibility!

  • Puna July 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I am loving your texture work lately!

  • Kathryn July 15, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Beautiful post.

  • Nana July 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    You shine already. For a person who talks a lot (me) you leave me speechless. Those last two lines….. Whew!!

  • bertie July 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    This is such a beautiful post and the pictures are breathtaking! You have expressed very similar feelings as to where I am in my creative life and life in general. It seems to be a recurring theme as of late for we artists…times are tough and I think we find comfort in our gifts from within. I would love for you to check out my blog entry and see what you think. Many blessings to you on your journey!

  • kim July 15, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    oh how i love this… this feels like my story.

    beautiful imagery… always… xxo, kim

  • Stina July 15, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I love this — both the flower image and the sentiments expressed…. I am glad that you are in an expansive phase of life right now — a precious reminder to me that my period of transition/incubation will someday lead to another place, which my soul has already created, if my body can just get there…. I remember back some 13 -14 year ago when I was in a similar place of high vibration and you wisely told me how hard it is to sustain that openness, to appreciate it while it lasts…. Just like the ephemeral nature of “bliss,” which dissolves when labeled as such, as the ensuing expectations scare it away…. But perhaps we have both learned a bit since then, and I think it all has to do with letting go of the expectations. Just accepting what is, and enjoying the ride for what it is.

  • kerri July 15, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    that is a beautiful line- do you remember the movie it was from?

  • Graciel @ Evenstar Art July 15, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I dub you “the goddess of words”. keep on writing. heal the world.

    xoxo, graciel

  • Frida July 16, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Love the words and the picture is perfect.

  • Jo July 16, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Oh yet another healing post, so much tenderness and beauty. Thank you.
    Hugs xxx

  • jacqueline July 17, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Such beautiful words and thoughts! I love your photo so much! I enjoyed reading it so much i read it two time. 🙂 Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

  • julia July 23, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Whew. This just took my breath away for a second; the image, the flow of your words, the way everything you said feels so much like me.

    This is my first visit here (i am a fellow flyer) and i’m so glad i came.

    Here’s to blooming & blossoming all over the place.

  • Denise Balyoz August 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    So poetic. Your words are amazing….Thank you!


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